Gustin had his one year check up last week and I was surprised when I heard where he fell on the growth charts. My kids have always been on the tall side. Jonathan is one of the tallest in his class and people often think Elizabeth is older than she is due to her height.
But, Gustin in only at the 15th percentile. I never realized that he is small! Not that there is anything wrong with that. I love my little boy just the same. It's just that I understand what it's like to be tall. I know the blessings and struggles and I feel like it is a characteristic that I can relate to. I have no idea what it is like to be small. Especially a small boy.
I actually thought that maybe the doctor was wrong. At least I did until I saw him standing next to his second cousin this weekend.Gustin was born 8 days before his cousin, but he's much smaller. My little boy is little! I don't know why that fact amazes me so much.
Of course, I have nothing to worry about. Gustin, like each of my children, will have his own talents and difficulties to overcome. And, Eric was always the little boy when he was growing up. He's average height for a man now, but he didn't finish growing until well into college. So, Eric will be able to be there for him to relate to. I guess it makes me a little sad that I won't be the one who will always be able to be there for him. Of course, he could go on a growth spurt tomorrow. Or he may continue to be small. Either way, I know he'll lead me on a great adventure.